Bupropion-venlafaxine

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Bupropion
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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ATC-code N06AX12
Medscape Bupropion
PubChem 444
PubMed Bupropion
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Venlafaxine
Type Antidepressant
Group SNRI
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Medscape Venlafaxine
PubChem 5656
PubMed Venlafaxine
Kompas (Dutch) Venlafaxine
Wikipedia Venlafaxine

Switch medication from bupropion to venlafaxine.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop bupropion
  • Gradually reduce dosage of bupropion to a maximum of 150 mg/day.
  • When a dosage of 150 mg/day is reached, stop administration.
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  • Day 1-7: a wash-out period of at least one week is necessary.
  • Day 8: start venlafaxine in a normal dosage of 37,5 mg or 75 mg (slow release) /day.
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  • By considering a wash-out period of one week (5 times the elimination time of bupropion and its metabolites) it is assured that all bupropion has left the body and no drug interactions occur.
  • Bupropion slows the metabolism of venlafaxine by CYP2D6.[1]
  1. Stöllberger C, Huber JO, Finsterer J, Antipsychotic drugs and QT prolongation. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Sep;20(5):243-51.
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